45th Annual Economic Forecast Conference - January 12, 2017



Business without Boundaries

A regional look at cutting-edge business trends, our uniquely diverse industries and the Seattle region’s emergence as a global center

Thursday, January 12, 2017 | 7:30 am - 1:30 pm | The Westin Seattle 

Thank you to our speakers, sponsors, partners, volunteers, Innovation Showcase participants, EDC Board, EFC Steering Committee and our year-round investors for making this one of the biggest and most successful Economic Forecast Conferences yet! We were pleased to have a sell-out crowd of over 875 representatives from businesses large and small, 50 elected officials, government, educational institutions, labor partners, nonprofits, and trade associations among the packed crowd. The 45th Annual Economic Forecast Conference proved to be the most engaging in history. Below, you'll see links to the Economic Forecast presentations and photos of the event. Please contact us if you have questions or feedback!

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  • Largest economic forecast event in the Northwest
  • Attended by a sold out crowd of 850+ of the region’s business & community leaders
  • Renowned speakers, national experts & elected officials
  • Captivating panels & informative breakout sessions
  • Wide array of Innovative Showcase displays
  • Keynote Luncheon
  • Presentation of the Puget Sound Business Journal Executive of the Year Award & the EDC Economic Development Champion Awards








Event Description

Our regional economy has shifted from being driven by industry clusters in isolation to one cluster informing another—big data and analytics impacting life sciences & health; clean technology impacting construction; tech impacting aerospace and maritime—at these intersections lies our competitive advantage. At EFC45, we will explore the economic ecosystem in the greater Seattle region that promotes our uniquely diverse economy while showcasing examples of reinvention and collaboration across industries. As the region experiences unprecedented rates of growth, we must continually navigate and adapt to an ever-changing and globally competitive economic landscape. 

At EFC45, you will gain valuable insight on how our region can not only adapt to but capitalize on the current climate of change and continue to emerge as a vibrant global center that promotes jobs and economic prosperity for all. Don’t miss your chance to join the conversation, learn what lies ahead for the region with forecasts from nationally recognized experts, and network with other Northwest community and business leaders. For 45 years, the Economic Development Council of Seattle & King County’s annual Economic Forecast Conference, the largest forecast conference in the region, has helped business and community leaders translate economic trends into competitive intelligence to successfully plan for the future. 

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For sponsorship and exhibitor information, please contact us at 206-389-8650 or info@edc-seaking.org.



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